Wed, May 02, 2012
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Ancient wedding ceremony held in Xi'an

2012-05-02 00:22:52 GMT2012-05-02 08:22:52(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Newlyweds hold hands as part of ancient Chinese nuptial rites during a group wedding ceremony in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 1, 2012. A total of 130 newlyweds here chose to attend the group wedding ceremony, which followed the marriage rites of the Han Dynasty (220 B.C.-220 A.D.). (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

Newlyweds attend the group wedding ceremony which follows ancient Chinese nuptial rites in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 1, 2012. A total of 130 newlyweds here chose to attend the group wedding ceremony, which followed the marriage rites of the Han Dynasty (220 B.C.-220 A.D.). (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

Newlyweds attend the group wedding ceremony which follows ancient Chinese nuptial rites in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 1, 2012. A total of 130 newlyweds here chose to attend the group wedding ceremony, which followed the marriage rites of the Han Dynasty (220 B.C.-220 A.D.). (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

Newlyweds attend the group wedding ceremony which follows ancient Chinese nuptial rites in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 1, 2012. A total of 130 newlyweds here chose to attend the group wedding ceremony, which followed the marriage rites of the Han Dynasty (220 B.C.-220 A.D.). (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

Newlyweds attend the group wedding ceremony which follows ancient Chinese nuptial rites in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 1, 2012. A total of 130 newlyweds here chose to attend the group wedding ceremony, which followed the marriage rites of the Han Dynasty (220 B.C.-220 A.D.). (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

A staff member prepares for the group wedding ceremony which follows ancient Chinese nuptial rites in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 1, 2012. A total of 130 newlyweds here chose to attend the group wedding ceremony, which followed the marriage rites of the Han Dynasty (220 B.C.-220 A.D.). (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

Newlyweds hold a group wedding ceremony in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 1, 2012.

A total of 130 newlyweds here chose to attend the group wedding ceremony, which followed the marriage rites of the Han Dynasty (220 B.C.-220 A.D.).

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